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The Proving of Smollett Standforth single work   short story   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Proving of Smollett Standforth
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'Young Smollett has come from the country to take the post of boot-boy in a wealthy London house. He would be happy in his new situation except for the ghost who haunts his attic chamber. [...] His tormenter seems to be a former housemaid who had pilfered her mistress’s beads and now presses them on Smoll so that she won’t be discovered with the stolen goods; the beads burn him, but he is too terrified to refuse her, because she will not leave until he takes them.'

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    y Ghosts By Gaslight : Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense Jack Dann (editor), Nick Gevers (editor), New York (City) : Voyager , 2011 Z1810708 2011 anthology short story 'Modern masters of the supernatural weave their magic to revitalize the chilling Victorian and Edwardian ghostly tale: here are haunted houses, arcane inventions, spirits reaching across the centuries, ghosts in the machine, fateful revelations, gaslit streets scarcely keeping the dark at bay, and other twisted variations on the immortal classics that frighten us still.'
    Source: Back cover
    New York (City) : Voyager , 2011
    pg. 103-115
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